Talk Tennis Guru
Simona Halep and Mihaela Buzarnescu have trained together in Bucharest.
Burnout and injury since Aug 2018. Back injury (disk hernia).On a 5 match losing streak, whaddup?
Was not even aware that she had planned to play Doha. But it appears that you're correct. She pulled out with a back injury. Wonder if it will keep her from playing Dubai the following week. Won't have any effect on her #1 standing in either case. Doesn't have very many points to defend in the next few weeks. Certainly not as many points as Petra (or Simona).Naomi out of Doha with injury also.
Looks like it didn't take much more than a week. Live ranking already has Halep back at #2 (next Mon in the official WTA rankings). Kvitova is losing quite a few points. Drops from #2 down to #4. Sloane Stephens will be the new #3 (even if Svitolina wins Doha).Simona likely to get back up to #2 in the next 2-3 has weeks. Petra has a lot ore points to defend in the next 2 & 3 weeks than Simona. And Halep is playing Doha next week while, it appears, the Kvitova is not playing next week. OTOH, is will be a while before anyone has a shot of overtaking Osaka.
Hearing different things from different sources. Some have indicated the partnership is on a trial basis for Doha & DubaiHalep states in the Romanian press she hasn't really signed yet with Van Cleemput.
Listen to me in matters RomanianHearing different things from different sources. Some have indicated the partnership is on a trial basis for Doha & Dubai
Interesting. So, what is next? Her relationship with Cahill will be a hard act to follow. Hope that Van Cleemput, didn't quit his partnership with Goffin just to coach Halep.Listen to me in matters Romanian
Simona announced today the test is ovah: "no chemistry."
She says she's found she's fine without a coach for now.Interesting. So, what is next? Her relationship with Cahill will be a hard act to follow. Hope that Van Cleemput, didn't quit his partnership with Goffin just to coach Halep.
Seems like English was part of the problem between Van Cleemput & Halep.She says she's found she's fine without a coach for now.
She will try to use the trove of advice and experience she got from Cahill and to think for herself.
See also in French:
Thierry Van Cleemput: "Je n'ai pas les armes pour aider Halep"
Basically, "I do not have the weapons to influence what she does on court."
Is it clear? Was not aware that this is a certainty. Also, sometimes players bring in specialists for a limited time. Hasn't Novak and Rafa done this with serving specialists? Perhaps Simona could bring in someone for her 2nd serve.Clearly Halep will be back with Cahill 2020. No one want to coach her that short.